What’s happening at Augusta University next week? Story ideas for Dec. 16-20

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Next week at Augusta University, get tips on how to flip your New Year’s resolutions into goals you can keep, and learn how to stay calm during a stressful holiday season. Below are a few of the news stories to consider next week at Augusta University.

Beating the holiday blues

Feeling overwhelmed about the holiday season? You’re not alone. Dr. Dale Peeples, an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, says feeling stressed during the holidays may come from having unrealistic expectations, but there are ways to counteract those feelings. To find out how to beat the blues, schedule an interview with Dr. Peeples or Dr. Bernard Davidson, a psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior.

Keep your gut health on track during the holidays

The holidays are in full swing, and indulging in treats is one of the best parts of the season. However, the digestive drama that can follow could leave you feeling the worst. Dr. Kenneth Vega of the Augusta University Digestive Health Center says you can still enjoy goodies without the toll on your digestive system. Schedule an interview with Dr. Vega for advice on how to take care of your gut while taking part in the menu.

Expert offers easy hacks for New Year’s resolutions

Recent estimates show less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their New Year’s resolutions after 30 days, and only 8% accomplish them. Although these statistics are grim, Dr. Vanessa Spearman, an internist at Augusta University Health, is available to share tips on how to turn resolutions into habits you can keep.

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Danielle Harris

Danielle Harris is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-7511 or deharris1@augusta.edu.

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